What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv?

While all light travels at the same speed, each color in the visible light spectrum contains a different wavelength and frequency. Scholars determine the relationship between frequency and wavelength as they complete the activity. They finish by answering critical thinking and assessment questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have "Rainbow Connection" playing as pupils enter the classroom
  • Expand on the lesson by introducing angstroms
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of pre-algebra, especially formulas and pattern recognition, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the concepts of wavelength and frequency
Pros
  • Provides all worksheets in html, Word, and PDF formats
  • Procedure instructions keep every member of the group engaged throughout the activity
Cons
  • None